Saturday, January 4, 2014

Some Interesting wars in history

Lijar vs. France

In 1883, Lijar a small village in southern Spain feeled ashamed, when they heard that their king Alfanso12th was insulted during his visit in Paris by Persians mobs. On October 14, 1883 the mayor of Lijar and the 300 citizens from that area declare war against France. In this war never a single fire done nor any casualty .After ninety-three years later in 1976 when King Juan-Carlos of Spain made his  trip to Paris, during which he was given a warm welcome by the citizens of Paris. In 1981, the town council of Lijar order for ceasefire due to this incidence.

War duration: (1883-1981) Ninety-eight years.

Casualties: None.

The War of the Oaken Bucket


 In 1325, the two independent towns Modena and Bologna fight for a big wooden bucket. This incident started when a band of Modena soldiers raid Bologna and stolen a big wooden bucket. Later on Bologna declare war against Modena to get their bucket but after fighting for twelve years they unable to get back that bucket. The big bucket stored in big well tower of Modena.

War duration: (1325-1337) Twelve years.

Casualties: Unknown.

The Paraguayan War
Francisco Solano Lopez of Paraguay

Paraguay, Francisco Solano Lopez was a great admirer of Napoleon Bonaparte and wanted to be like him. To achieve this he declared war against the three powerful neighbor countries: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

In this war they lost 90% of their male populations .This was a big example of a unnecessary war in the history.

War Duration: (1864-1870) Six years.

Casualties: 400,000 on both sides.

The War of the Stray Dog

 Treety between Bulgaria and Greek soldiers by League of nation

In 1925, Greece and Bulgaria were not friendly countries; they fought each other most of the time. This tension grew in 22, 1925, when a Greek soldier cross the border to chase his dog, and the dog later shot dead by the Bulgarian soldier. Greek army attack the Bulgaria to take their revenge. The league of nation intervenes in this incidence and instructs Greek to paid damage to Bulgaria 45000 pounds.

War duration: (October 23-November 2, 1925) Ten days.

Casualties: Fifty-two dead on both sides.

The Aroostook War

Main cause of the war was cutting a fire wood from a disputed border area of Maine by a American soldier. The Great Britain declared war against US. US by default attack on UK soldier supply line and got pork and Beans, so this war was got a nick name of “The War of Pork and Beans.”Later on UK gave east Maine to US and US forces withdraw from that area.

War duration: (December 1838-November 1839) Eleven months.

Casualties: 550 dead on both sides.

The Pig War

Another US , UK war was fought due to a Pig. A pig was shot dead by a British infantry man ,when that was wondering in US soil. The    US militia watched this incidence and later they all gather to attack on British when they move. Eventually the British apologies for this incidence and the war ended with a casualty of a Pig.

War duration: (June-October 1859) Four months.

Casualties: One pig.

Three Hundred And Thirty-Five Year War
  Isle of Scilly island

   Isle of Scilly island

This war was fought between Netherlands and the Isle of Scilly island located in southwest of Great Britain. These wars started in 1651 and later on forget like many other wars but the peace treaty signed after three century in 1986.Duration of war was 365 years.
War duration: (1651-1986) Three hundred and thirty-five years.
Casualties: None.,

The Football War
El Salvador
There was interesting history about this war , this war started between El Salvador and Honduras, in 1969,due to football match. Elsalvador lost the game and tension rose until, Elsalvador attack Honduras on June 14.Due to US effort cease fire made by both countries after hundred hours.
War duration: Four days.
Casualties: 3,000

The Moldovan-Transdniestrian War
 Mig Plane of Moldova Air Force

This war began after collapse of Soviet Block. Moldova’s two-third population want close ties with Romania but remaining one third want ties with Russia. This civil war is interesting thing was that people fight each other  in day light but in night they gather in no men’s land for mingle and drink .Even they promised each other that ,if they saw each other on next day they don’t shoot.
War duration: (March 2-July 21 1992) Four months.
Casualties: 1,300 dead

The Emu War

Australian Govt. declares war against Emu in 1932, when there population grew 20000 and they destroyed crops in desert area. The army task force killed 2500 emus and after seven days this war stopped by Australian Govt.
War duration: (November 11-18 1932) Seven days.
Casualties: 2,500 emus.

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